Sunday, 11th October 2015

Walk: Ard Crags, Knott Rigg, Newlands Hause, Buttermere Moss and Robinson
Start Point: Little Town Farm Grid Reference: NY 235 196
Distance: 10 miles Ascent: 3,600 feet
Time: 6 hours
Weather: Cool, light cloud, dry and ideal for walking

Eight people turned up for the walk despite the long journey, but prior to setting off we persuaded an 18 year old to join us. Bronwyn, obviously from Wales and proud of it, gelled well with the group and showed us the way when it came to the climbs.

A good hard day enjoyed by all nine on the walk.

Our first top Ard Crags is in the centre with Causey Pike on the right, Knott Rigg on the left and Whiteless Pike in the distance

On the move, our numbers swollen by the addition of Howard in brown fleece and Bronwyn on far right

In view is our first, steep, climb to Ard Crags

Tony feeling the pain

Ard Crags and time for a natter with other walkers

In the foreground is Knott Rigg, our next top, with High Stile ridge in the background

Well it’s better than nothing, the cairn on Knott Rigg

Robb, Tony and Bronwyn with Buttermere village in the valley bottom

Raring to go with . . .

this climb beckoning. (Up to Buttermere Moss)

It’s hard going with . . .

more to come

After the climb we had this view down Newlands valley

The last grunt to the top of . . .

Robinson and a well earned rest

Crummock Water and Loweswater from Robinson

On our way down with the last ridge. Newlands valley with Keswick in the distance

Come on Tony you can do it

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